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Dairy-free options we can all enjoy.

SUPERMARKETS now offer a variety of dairy-free milk alternatives, and you'll often find the same at coffee shops and cafes, thanks to the rise of plant-based eating and better awareness of food intolerance and allergies.

Liz Connor explains some of the main dairy-free contenders...

1. Oat milk AS well being dairy-free, oat milk is also nut-free and often gluten-free too. It's made from blending oats and water, and then straining the mixture to make a creamy, smooth liquid. The milk retains many of the grain's nutrients, like protein, fibre and iron.

Try it: Oatly Oat Drink, PS1.39 for 1L, Asda 2. Almond milk THIS has a rich texture similar to traditional cow's milk, making it a hit with vegans and lactoseintolerant people.

Fortified varieties often contain added vitamin D, calcium and protein. It's a delicious breakfast staple and a good accompaniment to cereals and overnight oat recipes.

Try it: Rude Health Almond Drink, PS1.50 for 1L, Sainsbury's 3. Soya milk IT contains around the same amount of protein as cow's milk. It's also rich in vitamins A and B-12 and potassium, and it is also cholesterol-free and has a low saturated fat content.

It's made from soybeans and filtered water, and has a savoury flavour. Soya milk is quite thick, making it great in recipes like pancakes and muffins.

Try it: Alpro Fresh Original Soya Milk, PS1.40 for 1L, Ocado 4. Coconut milk THIS is made by blending the fruit's sweet white flesh with water. It's a far more diluted formula than the tinned coconut milk used in cooking. It is free from major allergens including dairy, soya, nuts and gluten but it's best to plump for fortified varieties. Coconut milk has a fresh and full-bodied taste, making it perfect for smoothies and cereal. Try it: Koko Dairy-Free Super Drink, PS2 for 1L, Sainsbury's

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2019
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